|Carmen Agra Deedy spins stories - TED.com|
Storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy spins a funny, wise and luminous tale of parents and kids, starring her Cuban mother. Settle in and enjoy the ride -- Mama's driving!
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; children; entertainment; memory; storytelling; 2005
|Peter Doolittle: How your "working memory" makes sense of the world - TED.com|
"Life comes at us very quickly, and what we need to do is take that amorphous flow of experience and somehow extract meaning from it." In this funny, enlightening talk, educational psychologist Peter Doolittle details the importance -- and limitations -- of your "working memory," that part of the brain that allows us to make sense of what's happening right now.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; education; memory; science; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu: A mouse. A laser beam. A manipulated memory. - TED.com|
Can we edit the content of our memories? It’s a sci-fi-tinged question that Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu are asking in their lab at MIT. Essentially, the pair shoot a laser beam into the brain of a living mouse to activate and manipulate its memory. In this unexpectedly amusing talk they share not only how, but -- more importantly -- why they do this. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; memory; neuroscience; TEDxBoston 2013; 2013
|Elizabeth Loftus: The fiction of memory - TED.com|
Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn't happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It's more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics, and raises some important ethical questions we should all remember to consider.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; memory; psychology; science; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
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|Frank Warren: Half a million secrets - TED.com|
"Secrets can take many forms -- they can be shocking, or silly, or soulful." Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret.com, shares some of the half-million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; design; memory; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
|Rives remixes TED2006 - TED.com|
Rives recaps the most memorable moments of TED2006 in the free-spirited rhyming verse of a fantastical mockingbird lullaby.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; memory; performance; poetry; short talk; spoken word; storytelling; 2006
|Cesar Kuriyama: One second every day - TED.com|
The are so many tiny, beautiful, funny, tragic moments in your life -- how are you going to remember them all? Director Cesar Kuriyama shoots one second of video every day as part of an ongoing project to collect all the special bits of his life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; film; life; memory; video; TED2012; 2012
|Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do - TED.com|
There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science writer Joshua Foer describes the technique -- called the memory palace -- and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn how to use it, including him.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; culture; memory; neuroscience; science; TED2012; 2012
|Scott Fraser: Why eyewitnesses get it wrong - TED.com|
Scott Fraser studies how humans remember crimes -- and bear witness to them. In this powerful talk, which focuses on a deadly shooting at sunset, he suggests that even close-up eyewitnesses to a crime can create "memories" they could not have seen. Why? Because the brain abhors a vacuum.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; crime; global issues; government; law; memory; mind; prison; science; TEDxUSC; 2012
|Jeff Hawkins on how brain science will change computing - TED.com|
Treo creator Jeff Hawkins urges us to take a new look at the brain -- to see it not as a fast processor, but as a memory system that stores and plays back experiences to help us predict, intelligently, what will happen next.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; AI; brain; cognitive science; computers; intelligence; memory; science; technology; 2003
|Becci Manson: (Re)touching lives through photos - TED.com|
In the wake of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, mixed into the wreckage were lost and damaged photos of families and loved ones. Photo retoucher Becci Manson, together with local volunteers and a global group of colleagues she recruited online, helped clean and fix them, restoring those memories to their owners.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Asia; culture; disaster relief; memory; photography; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Gabriel Barcia-Colombo: Capturing memories in video art - TED.com|
Using video mapping and projection, artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo captures and shares his memories and friendships. At TED Fellow Talks, he shows his charming, thoughtful work -- which appears to preserve the people in his life in jars, suitcases, blenders ...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; design; history; memory; storytelling; video; TED2012; 2012
|Eddi Reader sings "Kiteflyer's Hill" - TED.com|
Singer/songwriter Eddi Reader performs "Kiteflyer's Hill," a tender look back at a lost love. With Thomas Dolby on piano.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; composing; entertainment; guitar; memory; music; performance; piano; short talk; 2004
|David Rockwell builds at Ground Zero - TED.com|
In this emotionally charged conversation with journalist Kurt Andersen, designer David Rockwell discusses the process of building a viewing platform at Ground Zero shortly after 9/11.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; New York; architecture; arts; cities; collaboration; culture; death; design; disaster relief; interview; memory; urban planning; 2002